Sole E95 Elliptical Review

Sole E95 Elliptical Rating

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Detailed Overview

The Sole E95 Elliptical delivers the goods to justify its hefty price tag of $3,399 MSRP, with online offerings even lower yet. This model is consistently one of our “Best Buy” recommendations for front-drive elliptical trainers and is now better than ever with enhancements for the 2021 model year. This elliptical trainer provides one of the smoothest rides in the industry and supports all skill levels. Key specs include the 20” stride, an impressive 27-pound flywheel, 20 resistance levels, and 20 incline levels for targeted muscle toning. It even has moving arm bars for total body training and stationary handles with heart rate sensors. The new E95 features a 10.1” console screen, 10 workout programs, and a Bluetooth connection to share exercise stats with third party fitness apps such as iHealth and MyFitnessPal. The Bluetooth connection also allows users to incorporate their own tablet or smartphone as an alternative program monitor. Just like health club ellipticals, the Sole E95 boasts extra features to enhance comfort and motivation including two cooling fans, a water bottle holder, an integrated tablet holder, Bluetooth audio speakers, and a USB charging port.

Sole ellipticals are known for supporting fluid, natural motion. Since the E95 has one of the heaviest elliptical flywheels available, the ride is smoother than Snoop Dogg’s voice. This machine operates almost silently thanks to magnetic resistance and top-notch construction. The automated incline offers additional resistance and can diversify workouts with 20 elliptical paths. Using the incline is an excellent way to target muscles in the legs and, of course, the glutes. For upper body training, the Sole E95 Elliptical has movable arm bars with molded hand grips. Controls for the machine’s resistance and incline are conveniently built into the handles. Stationary handlebars with pulse sensors are provided too, and for wireless heart monitoring the E95 is shipped with a chest strap.

Foot pedals on this trainer are oversized (a full 15”) to allow trainees to reposition themselves for comfort during workouts. Unlike the pedals on some elliptical trainers, they are even cushioned. They even have a slight inward slope to reduce the likelihood of ankle and knee stain common with some other front drive elliptical machines. Additionally, the user can adjust the pedal angle with a dial for added customization and comfort.

This model’s warranty package includes lifetime coverage for the frame, five years for parts and electronics, and two years of in-home labor. Considering all of the above it’s easy to see why the Sole E95 is one of our top recommendations for at-home elliptical training and easily justifies its high price point. This machine is one of the elite ellipticals on the market.

Our Favorite Features

  • Solid 20″ stride
  • 27-pound flywheel
  • Power adjustable incline
  • Bluetooth for data sharing
  • Integrated tablet holder
  • Bluetooth audio speakers
  • USB charging port
  • Includes heart rate strap
  • 5 year warranty on parts, lifetime warranty on frame
  • Transport wheels

Sole E95 Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:5-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Incline:0-20 degrees
Stride Length:20 inches
Flywheel:27 LBS
Programs:10 programs
Weight Capacity:400 LBS
Dimensions:82" L x 31" W x 71" H

Our Least Favorite Features

  • Large frame size (31″ x 82″ x 71″)
  • Stride is long for shorter trainees
  • Speakers are not very powerful
  • Only 10 workout programs built in

The Bottom Line

The new Sole E95 Elliptical easily earns a five-star review and is a top value in its price class. This machine offers remarkably comfortable training for all skill levels, supports entertainment with its MP3 player compatibility and tablet holder, and is built to perform hassle-free for years. There are many reasons why we rate it so highly after a few workouts on this the Sole E95, you’ll understand why.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Sole E95 worth it?

We feel it is given the solid build and great features.

How heavy is the Sole E95 elliptical?

The machine weighs 236 pounds.

Does the Sole E95 elliptical fold?

No, this machine does not fold.

Is Sole E95 elliptical quiet?

Yes, this machine utilizes a nearly silent system of resistance.

How hard is it to assemble a Sole E95 elliptical?

It's actually quite easy to assemble. That said, having someone to help makes it easier yet.

Does the Sole E95 elliptical have Bluetooth technology? What apps work with it?

Yes, the Sole E96 is Bluetooth-enabled and works with not only the Sole Fitness App, but Apple Health, Fitbit, Record, and MapMyRun, among others.


  • Nicole October 7, 2020 at 4:48 pm from Toronto
    my comment
  • JR March 10, 2019 at 6:50 pm from Mass
    Where do you buy a E95 for under $2000?
    • Elliptical Reviews Pros March 12, 2019 at 2:13 pm
      Hi JR, on the Sole website the machine is listed for $1,799! If you buy it direct from the manufacturer online it is still significantly lower than the MSRP of closer to $3,400. Hope this helps!
  • Sam P January 31, 2019 at 6:57 pm from San Francisco
    Let me know when on sale...
    • admin January 31, 2019 at 8:40 pm
      Hi Sam, Thanks for writing in! Sole is very secretive about their sales and they happen sporadically. That being said, we are constantly updating our website with the most accurate sales price. One thing I would caution you on is always buying the model online due to the drastic price difference. Currently, the model is worth $3399 MRSP in store but online it is only $1799. Hope this helps!

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